Most sports grow out of a simple formula—ball plus stick, ball plus kick, or car plus explosion. Obtain the necessary integers with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get one ticket to see professional lacrosse team Edmonton Rush's season opener against the Colorado Mammoths at Rexall Place on Friday, January 20, at 7 p.m. The ticket is good for silver-level seating in sections 114, 116, 122, 124, 132, 134, 104, or 106 (a $56.25 value, including all fees).
The Edmonton Rush cast their netted staffs across the green, carpeted field of famed Rexall Place for their seventh season in the National Lacrosse League. In the season opener, the Rush will debut their second-overall pick in September's dispersal draft, defender Kyle Rubisch. From seats along the corners of the field, fans will witness the 215-pound Rubisch patrolling the field as he looks to surmount last season's rookie effort of corralling 143 loose balls and three overexcited goat fans. Head coach and general manager Derek Keenan steers the offensive campaign led by goal-getting forward Scott Evans, who netted 27 goals in 2011. During breaks in the fast-paced action, the Crush dance team whirls with turf-twirling choreography, and lovable mascots Slush and Freez perform famous comedic-pair routines.
Since its inaugural season in 2006, the Edmonton Rush has steadily picked up wind, growing into a formidable club in the National Lacrosse League. After making its first playoff appearance in 2010, the team made it to the NLL finals in 2012, just barely missing out on earning the sport’s coveted netting-woven blazers. At the helm, hall-of-fame inductee, general manager, and head coach Derek Keenan continues to lead the team toward its first championship.